New application to build 44 homes in Banwell

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 September 2016

A planning application for more houses in Banwell has been submitted.

A planning application for more houses in Banwell has been submitted.

Steve Lovegrove

An outline planning application for 44 homes in Banwell has been submitted to North Somerset Council.

Strongvox Homes wants to build on a greenfield site to the east of Wolvershill Road, which is just outside of, but next to, Banwell’s settlement boundary.

A near-identical application was submitted in November 2015, but the council was awaiting confirmation on how many houses have to be built in the district by 2026, so delayed making a decision.

The original application is still subject to a non-determination appeal, but Strongvox has now submitted this application.

The firm says it will include 13 affordable homes and describes its size as ‘appropriate’, adding it is close to Banwell’s school, post office, village hall and shops.

A planning inquiry into another proposed development in Banwell – which would see 155 homes built – is currently underway. A Government planning inspector is due to hear final evidence today (Tuesday) before making his decision.

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